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Army builds much needed facility for hill country school

Army builds much needed facility for hill country school

[May 03 2018]

The new sanitary facility built at the Kotagala Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in the Nuwara Eliya District was vested with the students during a ceremony recently. The much needed facility was built and gifted to the school by the Sri Lanka Army.

The new sanitary facility, consisting of seven toilets was built in response to a request by the school's Principal. Troops of the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen) had donated about Rs. 1.3 million for the construction of new facility at the school.

The handing over ceremony was attended by senior Army officers of SFHQ-Central, school authorities and students.

On a previous occasion in May last year (2017), such a facility was provided to the children of the same school in the central hills. That facility which includes six washrooms was constructed by the Army in keeping with a pledge made by the President during a stopover en route to Nuwara Eliya, last year.

Troops of the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) and 19 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) completed the project at a cost of a half a million rupees. A new water supply system for the facility was also installed by the troops.

A large number of such community welfare projects are undertaken by the Army in keeping with its Community Social Responsibility programme. These projects are aimed at uplifting the living standards of the people and promote reconciliation among the communities.

In addition, troops also conduct medical programmes, educational seminars and award scholarships and other incentives to elevate the educational standards of the children around the island.

Army's work in such community oriented programmes has come under wide praise and recognition.

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